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FBC Manby Bowdler

0800 1116144

Our specialist lawyers, working from offices in Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford and Willenhall provide expert legal advice covering a full range of personal and business services. Our aim is always to uncomplicate the legal process for our customers, making every stage as transparent as possible so you understand at all times what is going on in relation to your case.

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Kevin
Verified Kevin Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
November 20, 2018 20181120201507

Wills & Probate

5

Very professional job done by William Jones.

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Peter
Verified Peter Added 1 month ago Report to admin
November 11, 2018 20181111201503

Property lease update

5

Charlotte was very easy to communicate with and With a fast response time

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Jean
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October 28, 2018 20181028201501

Will

5

I am completely satisfied with the way I was dealt with. The lady Jan Corser was very understanding and she explained everything to me very clearly.

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Beryl
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October 04, 2018 20181004211501

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

We were very impressed with the excellent service we received from Jonathan Edwards. He was very professional and courteous and we felt very confident with how he dealt with our business. He explained everything in details. We would not hesitate to recommend Manby Bowdler for any future business. (We did send an email).

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Juliet
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September 26, 2018 20180926211501

Personal Injury / Insurance

4

Overall, good. They did what they say they will - I won the claim and it was exactly in the middle of their predicted range that I would receive. Sometimes lack of communicaiton and took a while to return calls / emails but otherwise fine.

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Colin
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September 17, 2018 20180917211502

Will Administration

5

Very professionally carried out.

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Brian
Verified Brian Added 3 months ago Report to admin
September 12, 2018 20180912211501

Service with a smile

5

Lucy was very professional - very pleasant and a credit to your company

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Kevin & Paula
Verified Kevin & Paula Added 3 months ago Report to admin
September 03, 2018 20180903211501

Help needed to save us money

5

From start to finish FBC Manby Bowdler and Margaret Rowe in particular met all our requirements with both clarity and efficiency.

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September 02, 2018 20180902211501

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Dealt with in an sensitive informative manner. Thank you.

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Valerie
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August 22, 2018 20180822211501

Good Service

5

Explained everything so could be understood.

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Solicitors who work at FBC Manby Bowdler

  • Sara Morton

    Sara obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree at the University of Central England, Perry Barr in 2005, before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Birmingham in 2006. Sara began her training contract with the Firm in 2006 and qualified as a Solicitor in the Family Department in 2008. Sara was made a Partner in 2014. Sara has experience in all types of family cases including divorce, linked financial matters and disputes regarding children. She specialises in cohabitation matters and assists with high net worth cases. Sara has a good manner with clients providing clear and concise advice. She is practical in her approach which is much appreciated by clients. Where possible, Sara encourages clients to resolve disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational way.

  • Jan Corser

    Jan was educated locally at Francis Leveson Secondary Modern and attended Walsall College to complete Part 1 Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) qualification in 1999. Jan originally joined George F Baker as an Office Junior progressing to Legal Secretary in 1970 and then to a Legal Assistant in 2000 in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Department. Jan specialises in the writing of wills, dealing with the administration of estates, deeds of gifts and lasting powers of attorney.

  • Andrew Verlander

    Andrew was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon before going on to attend the College of Technology in Solihull. Andrew entered into the legal profession in 1978 as a Trainee Legal Executive and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1999. Andrew joined Foster Baxter Cooksey as a Legal Executive in 1989 in the Commercial Litigation Department and became an Associate at FBC Manby Bowdler in 2010. Andrew heads up the Residential Landlords Team, specialising in mortgage repossession cases and dealing with both private and commercial mortgages. He is the preferred advisor for two local building societies. Andrew also advises on private landlord and tenant matters from drafting assured shorthold tenancies, advising landlords and tenants on procedures of possession of properties and dealing with relevant notices required on deposits and all other landlord and tenant matters. Andrew also deals with all commercial landlord and tenant litigation including the serving of appropriate notices for both landlord and tenant when terminating leases with the proceedings under the 1954 act. In April 2016 Andrew was awarded the Chartered Legal Executive of the Year title in the annual Birmingham Law Society awards.

  • Paramjit Jassal

    Paramjit obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from DeMontfort University in Leicester in 1998, before completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wolverhampton in 2001. Paramjit went on to study Domestic and International Law achieving an LLM Masters at the University of Wolverhampton. Paramjit began his training contract at JD Solicitors Ltd and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 before joining FBC Manby Bowdler as a Solicitor in the Residential Property Department in 2015. Paramjit deals with all residential property matters and specialises in purchases, sales, remortgages, rights to buy from the initial enquiry through to completion.

  • Jaswinder Kaur Tawana

    Jas obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of De Montford in Leicester in 2001 before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Birmingham in 2002. Jas began her training contract at Irvings Solicitors in Liverpool and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Jas joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Solicitor in the Personal Injury Department in 2006 and was appointed an Associate in 2010. Jas is Team Leader of the Department’s Public and Occupiers Liability Team. Jas has over 10 years' expertise in personal injury cases including occupiers’ liability, public liability, employers; liability and road traffic accident claim ranging from fast track to complicated and high value multi track claims.

  • Tracy Worthington

    Tracy obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of East Anglia in 1985 before completing the Law Society Finals 1986. Tracy began her training contract at Higgs and Sons and qualified as a Solicitor in 1988. Tracy joined the Firm as a Solicitor in the Employment Department in 1992 and was made a Partner in 1995. Tracy advises both employees and employers who range from small companies to large plcs, covering dismissals, discrimination, company reorganisations, dealing with difficult employees, redundancies including multi-site redundancies, mediation, employment contracts and policies, whistleblowing, settlement agreements, TUPE, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, employment tribunals and HR related work. She is also a regular speaker on employment matters and provides training to clients and their managers.

  • James Sage

    Born and educated in Wolverhampton, James was admitted as a Solicitor in 1996 and became a Partner in 2002. James is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Corporate Department and specialises in company and commercial matters, sales and purchases of companies and businesses and shareholder and joint venture agreements. He has considerable experience in advising owner managed businesses in the manufacturing sector and also acts for banks and other lending institutions.

  • Guy Birkett

    Guy read law at the University of Leeds graduating with an LLB (Hons) Degree in 1991. He joined Foster Baxter Cooksey Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation Department in 1995. From 1998 to 2000 Guy worked on secondment at a major bank supervising and overseeing its in-house legal team. Following Guy's return to the Firm he was made Partner in 2000. Guy is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Commercial Litigation Department and deals with a full and varied caseload involving general commercial litigation, Companies Act litigation and shareholder/partnership disputes, intellectual property litigation, insolvency related litigation and construction and building dispute work. Guy acts for a variety of clients from individuals and small owner managed businesses through to FTSE 200 listed companies.

  • Andrew Wynne

    Andrew graduated from Birmingham University with a Law Degree in 1993. He qualified as a Solicitor and joined the Firm’s Commercial Property Department in 1996, before becoming a Partner in 2004. Andrew specialises in advising businesses in relation to commercial property matters. He has practiced in this area of law for over 20 years and is able to provide expert legal advice on a wide range of complex commercial property issues. An active member of the local Wolverhampton business and community network, Andrew was President of Wolverhampton Law Society from 2014-2015 and now takes up the role of the Society’s Parliamentary Liaison Office.

  • David Grove

    David obtained his LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Nottingham University in 1990, before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester in 1991. David joined Manby & Steward as a Trainee Solicitor in 1991, qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department in 1993 and became a Partner in 1996. David is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Commercial Property Department and specialises in all aspects of commercial property. Having accumulated over 20 years' experience advising in this area David acts for clients dealing in large residential portfolios, developers of both residential and commercial properties, investors and landlords and tenants.

  • Dawn Owen

    Dawn was educated locally at Tividale Comprehensive, now known as Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, where she completed her GCSE’s. Dawn then went on to join Frearsons Solicitors as a Legal Secretary supporting the Senior Partner and Commercial Associate Solicitor. Dawn joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Chartered Legal Executive in the Residential Property Team in 2015. Dawn deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and handles a full caseload of residential sales and purchases from inception to completion.

  • Kim Carr

    Kim obtained a LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Birmingham in 1982, before completing the Law Society Finals at the College of Law in Guildford in 1983. Kim joined the Firm as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in 1986, became a Partner in 1989 and was appointed Managing Partner in 2005. Alongside Partner Craig Ridge, Marketing Manager Laura Jones and Sales Director Neil Lloyd, Kim is a member of the Firm's Strategic Management Board, responsible for spearheading the Firm's future development. Kim's leadership skills and people focus has been integral to the Firm's continued growth and success in the Times Best Companies Survey over the last 4 years. Kim was awarded the LawNet Managing Partner of the Year Award in 2012, which recognised her outstanding performance and leadership. In 2015 Kim was appointed Chair of LawNet and is the first woman to hold the role in the network’s 26 year history.

  • Julie Burn

    Julie obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Wales in Cardiff in 1978 before completing her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester in 1979. Julie qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and joined Manby & Steward in the same year as an Assistant Solicitor in the Bridgnorth Office. Julie became a Partner in the Private Client Team in 1986 and is the Lead Partner of the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team across the West Midlands and Shropshire. Julie specialises in Court of Protection work where she is able to act as a Professional Deputy, making decisions for individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves, usually as a result of illness or injury. Julie is dedicated to her clients' long term welfare, always acting with their best interests in mind and because of this is highly regarded and reputed for her work in this area.

  • Tim Gray

    Tim was educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall and obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Wolverhampton in 1983. Tim completed his law exams at Chester Law School in 1984 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1989. He completed his training contract at Enoch Evans in Walsall before moving to Cartwright and Lewis in Birmingham where he developed an interest in personal injury and medical negligence work. Tim joined fbc Solicitors as a Solicitor in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department in 1994 and became a Partner in 1997. Tim is an accomplished and very experienced personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer, having specialised in this field for over 20 years. Tim is the Lead Partner within the Department and heads up the Firm’s Clinical Negligence Team, in addition to managing other high value and complex multi track cases, often involving head and spinal injuries and cases of amputation. Tim has secured several substantial claims for seriously injured claimants during recent years and is experienced in successfully dealing with the often difficult challenges that arise during the claims process including the recovery of damages for care and the provision of statutory care services, and negotiating and seeking approval of orders for periodical payments.

  • Harbinder Gosal

    Harbinder obtained a 2:1 (Hons) LLB Law Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1995, before completing her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 1996. Harbinder began her training contract at a small firm based in Manchester and qualified as a Solicitor in 1999. Upon qualification Harbinder worked in Manchester, Redditch and returned to the West Midlands in 2010 to join QualitySolicitors Davisons as Partner and Head of the Family Team. Harbinder joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Senior Associate in the Family Department in 2016. Harbinder deals with all aspects of Family and Child Law, specialising in privately funded Divorce and Matrimonial Finance cases. Harbinder also has experience in dealing with domestic violence and Child Law matters within our Family team in Wolverhampton.

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Our specialist lawyers, working from offices in Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford and Willenhall provide expert legal advice covering a full range of personal and business services. Our aim is always to uncomplicate the legal process for our customers, making every stage as transparent as possible so you understand at all times what is going on in relation to your case. We pride ourselves on putting the customer’s needs at the heart of what we do which is why we launched our Client Charter - to demonstrate our commitment to providing a stellar customer service. Read more about the comprehensive range of award winning personal and business legal advice we offer, plus understand more about the specialist legal services we offer to different sectors, using the related services links below.


Legal Services
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Injunctions
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Buying at auction
  • Child Law
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • IT professionals
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Employment Contracts
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Civil partnerships
  • MRSA Claims
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Separation Agreement
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Planning
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Professional trustees
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Redundancy
  • Gardening Leave
  • Barristers
  • Extending your Lease
  • TUPE
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Dental Negligence
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Leasehold properties
  • Family Leave
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Property Disputes
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Insurance brokers
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Children
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Child contact
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Family law
  • Financial advisors
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Probate
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Against The Council
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Pension and property advice
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Repossessions
  • Medical Negligence
  • Transfer of title
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Valuers
  • Housing disputes
  • Senior Executives
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Professional Discipline
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Social Services
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Flexible Working
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Trusts
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Drink driving
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Tax
  • Collaborative Law
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Housing Associations
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Consumer Rights
  • Stress at Work
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Right to Manage
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Part Time Workers
  • Wills
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Housing Management
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Separation
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Notary
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Lease Extensions
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Pension Law
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Transfers of equity
  • Remortgaging
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Travel rights
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Diabetes Claims
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Litigation Law
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Financial Matters
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Family Mediation
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • GDPR
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Data Protection
  • Finance
  • Agency agreements
  • Development plot sales
  • Contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
  • Copyright
  • Asset Tracing
  • Share option schemes
  • Statutory Demands
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Domain Names
  • Corporate finance
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental policy law
  • Rights of way issues
  • Setting up a business
  • Framework agreements
  • Guarantees and bonds
  • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
  • Management buyouts
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Commercial Leases
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Patents
  • Development agreements
  • Construction
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Development loan facilities
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Credit Control
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Equestrian property
  • Engineering contracts
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Developer disputes
  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Summary Judgment
  • Tax
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Banking
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Competition law
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Environment
  • Purchase of development land
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Licensing
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Debt Recovery
  • In-house training
  • Franchising
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Commercial Law
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Planning law
  • Facility maintenance agreements
  • Crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
  • Employment - business
  • Farming disputes
  • Health and Safety
  • Corporate Law

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